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I read the NUC was on BIOS 0028 when the problems started.
There have been many many problems (and posts on this board) with the NUC6i5 voltage regulation circuitry overstress.
After running fine for days, weeks or months, your NUC may start exhibiting the symptoms you describe: running wheel, reset, boot from other media, reset etc.
It encountered a fatal bugcheck that can't be resolved.
In short, the NUC is now dead.
Finally, BIOS 0042 fixed the whole issue, and at the time Intel urged everyone to upgrade ASAP their running NUC's BIOS version.
Very unfortunately, once the issue you describe has already occurred, upgrading the BIOS to 0042 (or above) won't fix the issue. Some circuit component is degraded beyond repair.
Search for 'WHEA' will give you countless posts of users with the same problem. I guess that like me and others you didn't come across this board until after your NUC died.
The good thing, if one can call it that, is that Intel fully acknowledges and has documented the issue, and are willing to replace units with this issue.
You can try these troubleshooting steps:
Also if it doesn’t help you I recommend you to contact our support center to process the replacement.
1.Try to burn 0045 BIOS using full recovery method (i.e. remove BIOS security jumper for BIOS update and replace back it after update). The complete procedure you will find under the following link: Skylake NUC BIOS 44 Unleashes NVME SSDs But BIOS Recovery Is Needed - The NUC Blog 2
2. If still the Windows will crash, you can try to restore Windows to early saved point or to refresh Windows. The procedure how to do it you will find here:
Thank you for the information! Sorry I didn't get back here to reply to everyone.
I did a search for WHEA and it read like a what's what of some things my father has mentioned. Opted to straight away call Customer Service and sent the NUC in for warranty replacement.
Thanks for the update, great to know that you are now waiting for a new unit; please let me know, if there is something else I could do for you.